Hotel Park Ljubljana is the first Slovenian hotel that met the sustainability criteria and became Travelife certified hotel. Travelife for Hotels and Accommodations is the only certification scheme that works in partnership with tour operators, both in the UK and internationally, who use the system to increase sustainability in the industry and communicate achievements to customers.
The hotel has thus reduced its energy use by installing low-energy lighting, ensuring that in-room air conditioning or heating is set to a minimum temperature, use of natural day-light and shading to achieve energy efficiency target. They also use an electric car and have their own charging station. They have reduced the amount of waste they produce by a waste minimisation planning activities, including reducing the amount of resources used, reusing materials and recycling, using refillable containers, buying in bulk and using recycled toilet paper. The hotel uses various methods to save water, including technologies installed in guest rooms such as low-flow shower heads and taps. As well as these day-to-day environmental measures, the hotel goes further to protect the environment. This spring they plan to set their own beehive and herb garden on the rooftop.
They serve local food, provide information on local customs, heritage sites/places of cultural interest, restaurants, or places to buy locally-made goods or souvenirs. They also try to involve guests in their sustainability activities, such as encouraging guests to recycle whilst they are staying in the hotel, running a towel service to help save water, informing them about protected areas such as Slovenian regional parks in each floor.
Travelife certification also shows that the hotel is committed to treating people fairly and with respect. As well as providing good working conditions for staff and investing in its employees by providing regular training, Hotel Park Ljubljana aims to be an active member of the local community. They support local people by organizing open events, free yoga classes and library in the park, supporting local charities and consulting the local community on projects and issues affecting them.
The hotel measures its performance regularly to monitor the impact of its sustainability efforts, report on results and plans improvements also in the future.
For more information about the Hotel Park Ljubljana please visit www.hotelpark.si